ICAEW.com works better with JavaScript enabled.

Permitted texts 2021

Permitted publications for the Professional Level and Advanced Level exams 2021

As part of the move to digital learning materials, the way you purchase your permitted texts may be different from previous years. When purchasing your ICAEW learning materials, you will receive most of the permitted texts for that module as part of a bundled purchase and will be able to view the publications in your ICAEW Bookshelf.

The IFRS ® Standards (Blue Book) must continue to be purchased as a hard copy directly from the IFRS Foundation.

Certificate Level: exams in 2021

There are no permitted texts for Certificate Level exams.

Professional Level: exams in 2021

The below table shows the costs per modules and what will be included in your purchase.

Module Components Price
Audit and Assurance

Workbook and Question Bank

Permitted text: Auditing Standards for exams in 2021

£48
Financial Accounting and Reporting: UK GAAP

Workbook and question bank

Permitted text: UK Accounting Standards and Company Law for exams in 2021.

£88
Tax Compliance

Workbook and question bank

Permitted text: Hardman's Tax Rates and Tables 2020/2021 Edition 1

£58
Business Planning: Taxation

Workbook and question bank

Permitted text: Hardman's Tax Rates and Tables 2020/2021 Edition 1

As an open book exam, you will have a link in the exam taking you to your ICAEW Bookshelf meaning you are able to access all purchased ICAEW learning materials and permitted texts.

You may also bring any other hard copy material you wish, subject to space restrictions. If you would like to bring the IFRS ® Standards (Blue Book), you must purchase a hard copy. This will not be available on screen.

£58
Business Planning: Banking

Workbook and Question Bank

Permitted text(s):

  • Auditing Standards 2021

  • Practice Note 19 2021

As an open book exam, you will have a link in the exam taking you to your ICAEW Bookshelf meaning you are able to access all purchased ICAEW learning materials and permitted texts.

You may also bring any other hard copy material you wish, subject to space restrictions. If you would like to bring the IFRS ® Standards (Blue Book), you must purchase a hard copy. This will not be available on screen.

£63
Business Planning: Insurance

Workbook and Question bank

Permitted text(s):

  • Auditing Standards 2021
  • Practice Note 20 2021

As an open book exam, you will have a link in the exam taking you to your ICAEW Bookshelf meaning you are able to access all purchased ICAEW learning materials and permitted texts.

You may also bring any other hard copy material you wish, subject to space restrictions. If you would like to bring the IFRS ® Standards (Blue Book), you must purchase a hard copy. This will not be available on screen.

£63
Financial Accounting and Reporting: IFRS

IFRS® Standards – Required 1 January 2020 (Blue Book) - ISBN 978-1-911629-38-2 (£79)

This is only available to buy directly from the IFRS Foundation. You must buy it in hard copy to use within your exam.

£48
Business Strategy and Technology
No permitted texts
Financial Management
No permitted texts

Advanced Level: exams in 2021

Module Components Price

Case Study

Corporate Reporting

Case Study

As an open book exam, you will have a link in the exam taking you to your ICAEW Bookshelf meaning you are able to access all purchased ICAEW learning materials and permitted texts.

You may also bring any other hard copy material you wish, subject to space restrictions. If you would like to bring the IFRS ® Standards (Blue Book) you must purchase a hard copy directly from the IFRS Foundation (£79). This will not be available on screen

£86

How to order

The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS®) book is only available to order from the IFRS Foundation for £79:

E: publications@ifrs.org

Visit the bookstore to purchase your learning materials and permitted texts. You can use your ICAEW account login details to access the ICAEW Bookshelf via the Bibliu app or browser.